Newborn Portraits: A Guide to Working with Cheesecloth

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Newborn Portraits: Working with Cheesecloth
Cheesecloth wraps have become a very popular accessory in the world of newborn photography. Their soft, gauzy texture lend themselves to the light, ethereal and serene feel that many mothers are looking for in their baby’s first portraits. Dyed cheesecloth is very effective for swaddling or wrapping babies safely and snugly so that they can be set up in a variety of photogenic poses.

Improving Your Lighting with a Reflector

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Improving Your Lighting with a Reflector | Backdrop Express Photography Team Photo lighting is an art form unto itself; without it, those magical images you love to create wouldn’t be possible. Photo lighting can be completely natural, artificially orchestrated, or somewhere in between. Whether you’re out in direct sunlight or working with studio lighting, one of the most effective tools for enhancing and fine-tuning photography lighting is the reflector.

What are Poseable Backdrops?

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Using Backdrop Express Poseable Backdrop in Floor Photography In an industry that tends to have a lot of repetition and duplication, floor photography is an exciting new trend that’s catching on in the children’s photography world. This unique form of photography creates a 3D effect using 2D backdrops, props, and artful, creative arrangements. Instead of simply posing your subject in front of a backdrop, floor photography involves having your subject(s) pose while laying on the floor & photographing from above, allowing for fun, whimsical poses that wouldn’t otherwise be plausible.  Queenie Liao, a California photographer, has already taken this technique to impressive heights with work that creates a truly otherworldly and fantastical vibe. At Backdrop Express, inspired by the new trend, we’ve created a new line of photography backdrops for floor photography, specifically designed for kid and newborn portraits.

Caring for Your New Photography Floordrops

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Caring for Your New Photography Floordrops | Backdrop Express Blog Photography floordrops are a relatively new innovation in the world of photography backdrops. Different from traditional backdrops, they offer the convincing look of a variety of different floor textures printed on them, including tile, stone, brick, metal, and many types of wood grain. These drops offer the versatility of changing out the look of your flooring as often as you wish, and they can also double as artistic backdrops used in the traditional manner behind the subject.

5 Easy Steps to Set Up Your BE Starter Stand

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DSC_4302 - Copy Are you new to studio photography and using professional photo backdrops for portraiture? Working with new equipment and preparing for a photo shoot can seem a little daunting if you’re just setting foot in the studio. If you’ve just purchased our new BE Starter Stand along with a new background, we’re here to help you set it up correctly. Follow these quick steps for an easy backdrop stand setup, so that you can spend more time with your client!

When Should You Use Photography Floordrops?

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Photography Floordrops How does your studio floor look? Unless you have a long muslin or roll of seamless paper covering it, it probably isn’t very impressive. Muslin and seamless paper with an extended apron can be excellent for full and three-quarter length photography and larger product shoots; however, there’s a wide variety of other creative and affordable options out there for artfully covering your studio floor. Enter photography floordrops.

8 Basic Tips for First Time Seamless Paper Users

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8 Tips for First Time Seamless Paper Users | Backdrop Express Blog Seamless paper is a staple item for most studio photographers. The color variety, consumable nature and high quality background it provides have made it a very popular choice for professional photography backdrops for over 60 years. However, if you’re a beginner photographer new to the studio, there are a few tips we can offer for working with your first seamless paper roll in order to produce the best results and to understand how to use it most effectively.